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Hubbard buys Sandusky radio stations for $85.5M

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twin Cities-based Hubbard Radio has agreed to buy Sandusky Radio’s 10 stations in Phoenix and Seattle for $85.5 million. The deal was announced Tuesday and requires regulatory approval. Both Hubbard and Sandusky are private family-owned companies. The sale ends Sandusky’s 36-year history as a radio broadcasting company....

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NM gun shop owner, parents facing firearms charges

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs gun shop owner and his parents have pleaded not guilty to violations of federal firearms laws. A federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against 30-year-old Carlos Jonathan Cruz, 59-year-old Carlos Carlon Cruz...

NM governor proposes more veterans cemeteries

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing that New Mexico establish several veterans cemeteries in rural areas of the state. Martinez outlined her plan on Tuesday for providing more burial options for veterans and their spouses than the...

NM frees a Georgia murder suspect due to mix-up

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a murder suspect being held in New Mexico for extradition to Georgia was released because of a communications mix-up. Sandoval County Sheriff’s officials say 52-year-old Robert Craig Sandman was arrested in the...

Ruidoso faces $48K fine over false water data

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — State drinking water officials are cracking down on a mountain resort community in southern New Mexico after an investigation revealed water quality data was falsified by a filter installed at a water treatment plant. The New Mexico...

NM girl: God told me leave before bullet came

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An 8-year-old New Mexico girl says God told her to go to the bathroom just seconds before a stray bullet flew through her bedroom wall. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13LszXb) that the bullet struck the girl’s room Sunday...

Lockdown of Albuquerque school lifted

July 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lockdown of an Albuquerque elementary school has been lifted as authorities continue to seek a person sought in connection with a burglary. Bernalillo County sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Williamson says Armijo Elementary School...

Settlement reached in NM pay-to-play case

July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Investment Council has reached a $643,000 settlement with a financial consulting firm that was sued for steering government investment business to political supporters of former Gov. Bill Richardson. Council spokesman Charlie...

Day 1 of deliberations ends in ex-officer’s trial

July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors ended their first day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife, after hearing weeks of salacious testimony about his affairs...

NM jury finds suspect not guilty in 2007 homicides

July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A San Miguel County jury has acquitted a man in the killings of two people in Las Vegas in 2007. Jurors on Monday also found Eric Vigil not guilty of robbery, evidence tampering and two counts of conspiracy. The Las Vegas Optic...